SFB 676 Colloquium

Silicon Detectors – from the early days to the LHC and the XFEL

by Prof. Robert Klanner (Hamburg University)

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 from to (Europe/Berlin)
at DESY Hamburg ( Room 2, Building 2a )
Nowadays, silicon detectors are used in practically all particle physics experiments at accelerators; they also play a central role in photon science at synchrotron-radiation sources and free-electron lasers, and find many applications in other fields of science, as well as in medicine and industry. The talk presents the early development of silicon detectors, the work which led to the breakthrough of silicon detectors in the early 1980-ies, and the further development of silicon strip and pixel detectors for collider experiments and for X-ray research. The family of silicon detectors based on the principle of side-ways depletion will be introduced next, and examples of their application in particle- and astroparticle physics will be presented.